Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Hunter is helping grammers put away the silverware from the dishwasher. He's such a good help!

We took the kids wedding cake top out of the freezer, and Hunter thought it should be a birthday cake, so we put candles on it for him to blow out.

Carissa and I spent two full days shopping last week. Here's a photo of us knitting and resting our tired feet.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


We haven't taken too many pictures since the kids got here. Anyway, here's one and I'll post more later.

Friday, March 20, 2009

And even more

I have something else to put on - a purse book I bought at Expo and some fabric I bought at Bear Paw yesterday to make a handbag. I will save that for another time.

Cool book!

Yesterday I went to Bear Paw Quilting and spent my birthday gift certificate from my DH - darling husband. (See I am a conservative McCorkell at heart - it has lasted this long). I found this great book - it is a table runner book. I will show you a few of this table runners and, of course, you can imagine them with different kinds of fabrics. I want to eventually make one for each of our daughter-in-laws, plus one for myself for every season. I have a fall one already, so maybe I should start one for next winter! Sorry about the glares. I guess I should have put the pictures near a window and tried without flash. I'm not a great photographer - I leave that to other talented people in the family. If you enlarge the pictures you can see them much better.

More Sewing Stuff

Guess I might have to start a SEWING BLOG since I have been inspired from the Expo. Anyway, I recently got this vintage stool and wanted some fabric to make a little decorative cushion for it, something to tie the blue into my kitchen colors. Found this: it is a Kaffee Fasset fabric.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Here's the skirt on Pollyanna. I think this will be what the sewing bloggers call a TNT pattern - tried and true. It seems to fit well and can be used again and again. One of the discouraging parts of sewing is to spend a lot of time on something and then not have it turn out right.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Nothing much new here. I am working on a skirt - camel colored. It is lightweight wool and I bought the material about 10 years ago at the Pendleton outlet down in Oregon. It's a beautiful piece and hangs nicely. Will post a picture soon.

Yesterday Hunter and I played for awhile. Grammers gets a little exercise while we play some version of hockey with a mop and a broom. Thank goodness for a little break while the zamboni comes onto the ice. Haha. Sliding on the kitchen/dining room floor is an important part of the game.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A coupla finished projects

The purse was knitted nearly entirely on the way to Seattle and back. It is a fast pattern - one row knit and second row yarn over and knit two together. Repeat the whole bag (except top part which is straight knitting. Fun project.

The other is my port-a-pocket, which you can take out and put into another purse.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I have been fighting this cold bug - so far I don't seem to have it as bad as dad does. Unless it comes with another blast. I do some coughing, but it seems to be a dry cough. Anyway.... We drug ourselves to Wal-Mart early this morning and got a cheap microwave for Tim to have in his office so he can warm up tea and coffee and warm up his lunch sometimes. Plus we got a few groceries.

I got my port-a-pocket done and will put a picture of it up soon. I have one tiny thing yet to do on it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Busy Beaver

I have been buzzing around here working on sewing and knitting stuff, all inspired by the Sewing Expo. Tim is sick with the cold/bronchitis, so when he is home he is resting and sleeping and doesn't feel much like eating.

Here is the fingerless glove (only one glove so far) - they are lacy-looking. There are lots of mistakes, so don't look too closely.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Expo 2009

These are the only two pictures that were taken -you can see that we are excited about going to the Expo. The mohair looking yarn is going to be one of those lacy looking scarves. The other brownish yarn is the scarf that Bev Thom is going to teach me to make. The gadget attaches to your quilting ruler. I have no idea what the garblety gook is.